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Ada pool reopens today after Sunday, Monday closure

Employee tested positive for virus • All persons entering the pool will have temperature checks

On Saturday, an Ada Municipal Pool employee tested positive for covid-19, according to Ada village officials.

As a result the pool was closed Sunday and Monday, July 12-13.

Several actions took place in the meantime, allowing the pool to reopen on its regular schedule today (Tuesday, July 14), according to Angela Polachek of the village.

Following the notification to the village, the Kenton Hardin Health Department informed the village on Sunday that no other pool employees needed to be contacted as part of the contact tracing protocol.   

Ada’s council met in a special session on Monday to review the situation. Polachek said that council members are satisfied that all the necessary steps have been taken to continue safely operating the pool, for employees and patrons.  

The following actions are now in effect as a result:
• The pool staff  will take temperatures of all patrons prior to entering the pool.  

• Contact tracing begins with the health department asking the person testing positive for names of those who that person has come into direct contact. Direct contact includes persons with whom the individual has been closer than 6 feet and for longer than 15 minutes at a time.  

• The staff member testing positive is in a 14-day quarantine, and must re-test with a negative result before returning to work. 

• The pool staff continues to adhere to its required cleaning and sanitizing schedules. 

• As a standard precaution, the pool was closed on Sunday and Monday. Pool staff completed additional cleaning and sanitizing upon notice of the positive test.  

“The health department expressed satisfaction that our cleaning and sanitizing protocols, both in general, and in response to the potential case, met the requirements for operations,” said Polachek.